Holidays

School holidays are great but can bring with them complicated childcare arrangements, financial pressures and trying to keep bored children occupied. We've put together tips from other parents on how to cope with everything from keeping the kids entertained through to making childcare arrangements.

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Entertaining the children during the Easter break is not always the easiest thing to do. If you are at home this Easter, you may want some tips on thi...
Keeping children entertained in the holidays
Travel games for children
The following games are great fun and you can always adapt them to suit your family. Most of them require very few props and rely mainly on imaginatio...
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Travelling with babies Make the most of travelling with your baby – it is probably the only time that you get to dictate where you go! It is tr...
Excitement is in the air! The countdown to your holiday, be it a short weekend journey or a longer trip, has started. Yet, a little voice, at the back...
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Travelling with your children can have its own rewards and the fun can start at the planning and preparation stage. You don’t have to think of e...
According to research by the national childcare charity Daycare Trust, finding affordable childcare during the summer break is one of the biggest head...
When schools break up for the holidays, it can be a difficult time for parents - particularly those who are bringing up children alone.
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During the festive season, it’s natural for families to feel some degree of stress or anxiety. Whether it is due to the financial side of things...

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